COVID-19 assessment adjustments for Semester 1 topics 2020

In response to the changes to teaching and learning in the first half of 2020 (and other first half of the year study periods) due to COVID-19, adjustments have been made to assessment and topic grading. The aim of these “no disadvantage” changes is to be equitable to all students. Please see below for a detailed list of all the changes to your assessment:

During Semester


Usual assessment context

  • Request submitted through FLO before assessment due date
  • topic coordinator discretion
  • supporting evidence often required

New arrangement for the first half of 2020

  • request submitted through FLO before assessment due date
  • will be granted
  • no supporting evidence required

After Final Examinations/Assessment

Examinations Board

Usual assessment

  • Check distribution of grades/marks across cohort
  • No amendments to grades awarded

New assessment for the first half of 2020

  • Check distribution of grades/marks in comparison with previous years
  • Where appropriate, amend grades for class (increase only)

Failed topic

Usual assessment

  • Supplementary assessment for topic where achieved 45-49%
  • Maximum of 50% for the topic

New assessment for the first half of 2020

  • Supplementary assessment where students have made meaningful attempts at all assessment regardless of final grade


  • Opportunity to resubmit one key piece of assessment where appropriate
  • For graded topics, a maximum of 50% will be awarded (or P for Non-graded topics)

Topic Grade

Usual assessment

Topics are graded according to appropriate grading system:

  • graded (i.e. Pass – High Distinction) and grades contribute to overall grade point average


  • non-graded pass (NGP)

New assessment for the first half of 2020

  • Topics graded according to usual grading system
  • After results released, for graded topics, students have the option to select a non-graded pass (NGP) for the topic
    • This will be via an online process to confirm change to grade
  • More information on this process will be sent out soon
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